28th International Conference on Psychiatry & Mental Health
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Title: Brazil’s Suicide Rate from 2000 to 2014 Stratified by Gender and Age
Biography: Murilo Martini
According to WHO, about 800.000 people commit suicide every year. The elderlies have the highest rates of suicide in many countries. Also, men have a higher suicide rate than women. It is not known yet how the proportion of men and women behaves according to age group. In face of that, our objective is to verify Brazil’s suicide rates, stratify by sex and age group, and analyze their variation throughout time, utilizing data from DATASUS, from 2000 to 2014.In 2014, 10.653 suicides were notified in Brazil. Suicide rate is 3,86 higher among men (8,41) when compared to women (2,18). An attenuation of this ratio is observed in ages between 45 and 59 years old, due to an elevation of women’s suicide rate, whose highest rates are in this age group. In the elders, we observe the highest tendency to dissociation: In women, the suicide rate remains stable – tending to decline in the age group of 80+. On the other hand, men present progressive elevation after 65 years old, reaching a peak of 18,22 in 80+ age group.